Sept 19 - Page 1


Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6



ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT: Ian Riseley – Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Neil Phillips - Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Beth Selby – Rotary Club of Cobourg in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Rotary ?

We're made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. 

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we're able to get things done in our community. It's up to YOU.............Join leaders in our community

Be sure to share this with all of your friends and associates and ask them to get in touch with our Membership Director Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963 or our Club President Ted Morrison at 905-623-3810. You are invited to our next Rotary meeting. You may wish to become a Rotarian. Dinner is on us. Isn't it time to give back to your community?.


ROTARY – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.




is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful

occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of

business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Rotary Code of Conduct provides a framework for ethical behavior that all Rotarians can use, together with The Four-Way Test, in their business and professional activities.


As a Rotarian, I will

  1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities

  2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary

  3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others

  4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings

  5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society

  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community

  7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians

  8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship



of things we think, say and do:

  1. Is it the truth

  2. Is it fair to all concerned?

  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Oct 3 - Page 2

MINUTES OF MEETING : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Joint Meeting of the Rotary Clubs of

Oshawa, Bowmanville and Oshawa-Parkwood

on the occasion of

District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit


O Lord, The Giver of all good,

We thank Thee for our daily food

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways

Help us to serve Thee all our days.


Grace: Oshawa Rotary President Ron Dick

O Canada: accompanied by Oshawa Rotarian Tom Hodgson brought his piano

Toast To The Queen : Bowmanville President Reg Freethy


Trish Best and her husband Colin; Peter Howel; Jacques and Victoria Batiste; Florian Popa;

DG Neill Phillips , Assistant Governor and DG Nominee Beth Selby


To be continued next week


Oshawa Rotary Presdient Ron Dick:

Ron thanked everyone for an outstanding Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 and announced the committee will hold a wrap up meeting on Oct 11 at 9:00 am at Parkwood.

Ron announced the Night of A Thousand Dinners in support of the Canadian Landmine Foundation, on Thursday, October 12 at the Officers Messs at The Officers Mess of the Ontario Regiment, 53 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON L1G 4R9, with Reception and cash bar from 6:00 pm to 7;00 pm and Dinner starting at 7:00 pm . Speaker is Senator Art Eggleton, Canadian Defence Secretary at the time of the signing of the Landmines Treaty. Tickets are $75.00 per person. A tax receipt will be made out for a portion of the receipts. Please bring cheque made out to the Rotary Club of Oshawa to the event.  Dinner: a Roast beef dinner served at 7:00 pm (any special dinner requests let Gordon Dowsley know at 905 576 3636 or Please reply to Oshawa Rotarian Gordon Dowsley know at 905 576 3636 or if you are able to attend.

Induction of a New Rotary Club Member:

Oshawa Rotary Club President introduced Rhonda Vanderlinde (Past President and current Club Secretary) who introduced their newest member to Rotary, Trish Best. District Governor Neil Phillips presented Trish with her Rotary Pin. Everyone stood up and applauded, welcoming Trish into Rotary.

Bowmanville President Reg Freethy:

Reg Introduced ed by Past President Gord Wallace who presented Bowmanville Rotarian Chuck Cattran with a thank you from The Rotary Foundation, a Paul Harris Award for achieving his “next” level of donations to The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations to Chuck.

Oshawa-Parkwood Rotary President Ted Morrison:

We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, from Dave Andrews who quickly sold out. Good luck to everyone.

Oshawa-Parkwood Past Pres Lennis Trotter :

The Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Kids' Safety Village set for 11:00 am on October 12th and everyone is welcome to attend. All Rotarians.


Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Dave has no tickets left to sell. We would like the stubs and the money in by November 15. Tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 15. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds. If you have any tickets that you cannot sell, please return to Dave . There may be other Rotarians who have customers waiting.

Past Pres Lennis Trotter :

The Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Kids safety Village set for 11:00 am on October 12th and everyone is welcome to attend.

Past Pres Dave : World Polio Day Proclamation by City of Oshawa – Mayor of Oshawa and fellow Rotarian John Henry will be on hand at the regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa on Oct 23 at 11:45 am at the Jubilee Pavilion to present proclamations to the two Rotary Club Presidents Ron Dick and Ted Morrison. Come on out and support World Polio Day.

Past Pres Dave : World Polio Day Proclamation by Region – Regional Coincilor Bob Chapman and Presidents and Representatives of Durham Region Rotary Clubs - Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Scott Tuesday Oct. 24th Please sign up TODAY. Spouses Night.

VP Linda Porritt: She is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc).

Pres Ted : Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton - ROTARY TOAST TO WOMEN'S BRAIN HEALTH TICKETS NOW ON SALE! is holding its annual fundraising in support of Women's Brain Health Initiative on Thursday October 26th, 2017. This prestigious event will include fine wine tasting, paired with a wide selection of delicious foods, live music, and interactive and fun silent auction and live auction. We expect to attract over 200 attendees and raise more than $50,000 to help us support Women's Brain Health Initiative. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be used to fund various other Rotary projects both locally and overseas. Tickets: $100 Thu Oct 26 2017 at 06:30 pm at 1100 Millwood Rd, Toronto. Register on line at

Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake – Register HERE

Front Desk -        Sue McKinnon

Bulletin/Greeter - Mike McLaren

(Editor’s note: If you cannot be there, please find a replacement)


A total of $66 was collected from Rotarians from all three Rotary Clubs. This money, this week, will go to The Rotary Foundation.


None tonight

Oct 3 - Page 3



Assistant Governor Beth Selby introduced our District Governor Neil Phillips. Neil joined Rotary in 1998, when he was asked to become a member of The Rotary Club of Toronto (RCT) by his CEO, a fellow Rotarian. In his Rotary career, Neil has had the opportunity to serve in many different capacities and at several levels. In 2012-13 Neil was honoured to be President during RCT’s Centennial year. He is a past member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Foundation, a Sustaining Member of The Rotary Foundation and a member of the Bequest Society. Within RCT he has been awarded the Club Builder and William Peace Award, with multiple Paul Harris Fellow designations, and the Distinguished Service Award. On the heels of completing his term as Club President, Neil took on the positions of Assistant Governor and District Chair for Rotaract – roles in which he held until moving into the role of District Governor Elect.

In the community, Neil has held volunteer roles outside of Rotary, including board member positions with his tennis club and World Literacy Canada.

He has worked in the marketing logistics, uniforms/branded merchandise and product co-packing and third party logistics industries for three decades. He has been with DGN Marketing Services for more than 25 years and has been President of the company since 2007.

Neil is of British heritage, his parents emigrating from England directly after having both served in World War II. He has lived in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario; and while sometimes conflicted about referring to himself as a Torontonian, calls Toronto his home today.

An inveterate traveler, Neil has explored all seven continents (with an eccentric definition of “off the beaten path”), and has a passion for literature and music. He enjoys all foods, and can often be found with his nose in a glass of wine. He lives with his partner, Mardi Michels, who by coincidence was a Rotary Exchange Student (Australia to Belgium) in her youth. Mardi is a French teacher, cooking instructor and food writer/author. In the past three years Neil & Mardi have become French landowners, busy learning phrases like “tout a l'égout” as they restore their historic home as a rental property. They are bossed around by Cleo, their opinionated Burmese cat.


DG Neil's Remarks:

DG Neil is very excited that District 7070 is hosting this year's RotaryInternational Convention in Toronto which will put a lot more work and effort on everyone's plate. So he resisted a push for separate, specific goals around membership and fundraising. Clubs know that in order to stay an active and relevant part of our communities, we need to bring in new members. To help with this, Rotary has really ramped up their referral program, called Membershi Leads. Over the next year, the District Membership Committee will fine tune ways to coordinate these referrals. Please help to capitalize on this initiative if you are contacted. Recently, though, the President of the Rotaract Club of Berlin made a very impactful presentation at the convention in Atlanta. With so many clubs focused on attracting younger members, something she said really resonated. "We don't need young Rotary Clubs, we don't need old Rotary clubs; we just need RotaryClubs". Simply put, we need clubs where all that matters is Service Above Self.

He talked about the new Public Image campaign called People of Action and asked all Rotarians to start using the materials in the Rotary Brand Center to help boost Rotary's public image.

Neil asked everyone here tonight to keep doing and continue to do the great work you do and let us (the District) know when, and if you need help. The best projects are initiated by Rotarians and their Rotary Clubs. If you need help, ask the District and we will help simplify some of the “red tape”.

There's a chance this Rotary year may well be the first year of no reported cases of polio worldwide. Dr. Bob Scott may say it's a touch too soon to say that, but maintaining a focus on polio will be key in the year. RotaryInternational has launched their "Countdown to History" campaign. To help us maximize the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's challenge funds, the District is looking for every Club to raise $2,000 towards the End Polio Now campaign this year.

In addition, the District will be looking for support to make the June 2018 Rotary International Convention, a party in our backyard a memorable one. An opportunity to show the world who we are, what we are made of and that we are a diverse, vibrant and flourishing district. He also said that we are all invited to attend the Rotaract pre-contention. Get involved in Rotaract's 50th Anniversary. And there will also be an Interact pre-convention, the second of its kind.

As well, our own district conference at White Oaks Convention Center on November 3rd and 4th will be exciting with great breakout sessions, covering each of the Six Areas of Focus. And speakers have been announced. Here is the agenda.

To quote Rotary International President Ian Riseley "our service will be guided, as it should be, by three strategic priorities":

  • to support and strengthen our clubs

  • to focus and increase our humanitarian service

  • and to enhance Rotary's public image and awareness

Two things have been asked of each Club to make these priorities a reality. One is to document your volunteer hours. Another is to plant a tree for every Rotarian in our district, between July 1st and April 22, 2018 - Earth Day. He talked briefly about the Highway of Heros Tribute Campaign and Rotary's tree planting family day on April 22, 2017 and a special deal for Rotarians to donate and contribute to the campaign.

To remain the vibrant District that we are, we would benefit by more people getting involved at the District level. It doesn't matter what club you are in, where it's located, how big or small, how new or established it is -- you have the opportunity to get involved. It's important more people raise their hands and put their hat in the ring and it's an even bigger win if those people will be a part of our infrastructure for many years to come.

If we can help move that needle a bit this year, Neil will consider that a personal success.

At the same time to maintain a balance between family, work and Rotary and to give everyone a purpose through Rotary. Neil is looking forward to getting to know every Club better, to attending some of our events, participating in our projects and celebrating successes with us. And remember "we do make a difference".

President Ted (Oshawa-Parkwood) thanked District Governor Neil for his presentation

Meeting Adjourned by President Ted Morrison


 L to R: L to R; Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood President and Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Rotary Club of Oshawa President Ron Dick, Assistant Governor Beth Selby, Rotary club of Bowmanville president Reg Freethy, District Governor Neil Phillipsat Oshawa Golf and Curling Club

For more photos, be sure to go to : , in the photo albums for more photos.

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP : Go online at go to the club locator and find a club or clubs near your destination. Or you can add the free App Rotary Club Locator to your phone for instant look up of any club in the world. Please mail or fax your make-ups to Secretary Robbie Larocque, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.


Please check the club website to make sure their location and time has not changed:


Belleville – Ramada Inn – 11 Bay Ridges at Hwy 2 - 12:00 noon

Oshawa – Jubilee Pavillion Banquet Centre, 55 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa – 12:10 pm

Markham-Unionville – Al Dente Ristorante, 39 Main St.N., - 6:30 pm

Port Hope – Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., – 6:00 pm

Richmond Hill – Sheraton Parkway Hotel, 600 Hwy 7 East, – 6:00 pm

Trenton – Holiday Inn – 99 Glen Miller Rd. at 401 - 6:00 pm



Whitby – Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas St W - 7:00 am

Pickering – Bollocks, 736 Kingston Rd, Pickering – 7:00 am

Bowmanville – Trinity Church Hall, 116 Church St. – 7:15 am

Picton – Royal Canadian Legion, 347 Main St., - 12:15 pm

Scarborough Bluffs – Loblaw’s Superstore (upstairs) – 1775 Brimley at Progress – 7:15 am

Scarborough – Scarborough Golf Club – Golf Club Rd. – 12:30

Scarborough Twilight – The Olde Stone Cottage – 3750 Kingston Rd. - 5:30 pm



Whitby-Sunrise – Royal Oak Pub, Whitby Shores, 617 Victoria St W – 7:00 am

Markham Sunrise – Delta Markham Hotel – 50 East Valhala Dr., Hwy 7 east of 404 – 7:00 am

Northumberland Sunrise – Ashbrook Golf Club – 7215 Dale Rd, Port Hope - 7:00 am

North Scarborough – Delta Toronto East – 2035 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough – 12:30 pm

Port Perry – Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON , – 6:15 pm



Ajax – (First Thursday of the month) at Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S., – 12:15 pm

Ajax – rest of the month - McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church Street North, NorthWest Corner Hwy 2 & Church - 7:30am

Agincourt – 6:30 pm at Rotating locations. Please contact Ron - to verify location.

Quinte Sunrise – Bay of Quinte Golf Club, 1830 Old Hwy 2, – 7:00 am

Uxbridge – Wooden Sticks Golf & Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive off Concession 7 South of Uxbridge. – 7:00 am



Toronto – Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St, – 12:15

Cobourg – Best Western Cobourg Motor Inn, 930 Burnham Rd. at Hwy 2 – 12:15

Courtice – White Cliffe Terrace, 1460 Hwy 2 – 7:15 am

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Jan 16, 2018
Parkwood Estate
Jan 23, 2018
Kids Against Hunger Program
Jan 30, 2018
Club Business Meeting - Strategic Plan Update and Committee Reports
Feb 13, 2018
Valentine's Party
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Club Business Meeting
Mar 13, 2018
St Patrick's Day Party
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Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Jan 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Feb 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
District 7070 Foundation Grants Qualifictn Seminar
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Feb 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oshawa Golf and Curling Club
Mar 06, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Director - International Service
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